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Covid-19: Hong Kong’s homeless population expected to rise after fifth wave, community organiser says

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Hong Kong’s homeless population is expected to rise after businesses were hit hard by the fifth wave of Covid-19, a community organiser who has served local street sleepers for more than 30 years has said, despite government figures showing fewer people living on the streets at the end of March. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong told the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday that there were 1,564 street sleepers registered on the Computerised Street Sleeper Registry as of March 31. The figure dropped slightly – by around 1 per cent – compared with the number recorded in March 2…

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